Archive for February, 2012

2011 Lionel Train Fastrack Layout

Wednesday, February 29th, 2012

This years temporary train layout is no more. Our 6×10 layout operated with Two Freight trains and a Passenger train. Lionel New York and Penn Flyers and a Lionel Amtrak. There is an MTH bump and go trolley and the city scene included K-Line SuperStreets. The Layout used Fastrack powered by 4 Transformers including CW 80s, an LW and a TW. PW items include the Lionel 397 Coal Loader, a 193 Flashing Water Tower and a couple 6520 Searchlight cars. This is a temporary model railroad Layout 6’x10′ that sits on 3/8 plywood on a 1×2 frame. The frame is set on empty 5 gallon paint buckets. The only part of the Fastrack that is screwed down are the bumpers for the MTH bump and go Trolley. The layout is broken down completely and will be rebuild next winter, but will be different and possibly bigger. Conventional power with toggle switches creates two separate power blocks. The Yard spur is block switched so an engine can be parked and a single train can operate on both inner and outer loops. For more information on O Gauge model railroads see www.ogaugerr.com and for Fastrack information groups.yahoo.com

SLHRSopenhouse1210-36

Wednesday, February 29th, 2012

SLHRSopenhouse1210-36
g scale trains
Image by TrishaLyn

2004 Märklin Z 00832 Fun-Start-Set Halloween (20080103-172610)

Wednesday, February 29th, 2012

2004 Märklin Z 00832 Fun-Start-Set Halloween (20080103-172610)

Image by ri.co
2004 limited edition Märklin Z 00832 Fun-Start-Set "Halloween". The model train set is in gauge Z (1:220) – the steam locomotive measures just 45 mm !
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Train yard

Wednesday, February 29th, 2012

Train yard
lionel trains
Image by amyeetx

Hamilton & Model Trains @ Northlandz

Wednesday, February 29th, 2012

Hamilton & Model Trains @ Northlandz

Image by KzAkabueze – ONEin12

– Taken at 3:57 PM on October 25, 2009 – uploaded by ShoZu

Two inches of track on a scale model railroad represents..?

Wednesday, February 29th, 2012

Question by dominiricanthug: Two inches of track on a scale model railroad represents..?
Two inches of track on a scale model railroad represents 20 real miles. On the same model, a distance of 55 real miles is represented by how much track

A. 2 3/4
B. 3 4/5
C. 4 1/3
D. 5 1/2

Best answer:

Answer by Nicholas
D.

What do you think? Answer below!

Model railroad steam engine weathering clinic demo reel

Wednesday, February 29th, 2012

This is a short demo reel giving a look at The Steam Loco Weathering Clinic DVD by Jeff Johnston. The complete DVD is available from trainvideosandparts.com. Learn all you need to know about doing your own model steam engine weathering. Give your engine that used, lived-in look using powdered chalks, paint washes or airbrushing, or all three. It’s easy and fun!
Video Rating: 4 / 5

Fading Away

Wednesday, February 29th, 2012

Fading Away

Image by zedworks
I can’t really remember when was the last time I’ve played with my model train set. The tracks are certainly lost somewhere, not to mention the transformer, that used to power the locomotive polling these little things.

I just keep this around as I do with many other tiny little things – I have a strange affection for tiny little things 🙂

Taken with a Praktica MTL-3 on Kodak Profoto 100 film.
Lens: Jupiter-9, 85mm @ f4 + 35mm ext. tube
Exposure: 1/60s

Cropped + color corrected in GIMP

Does anyone have a Model Railroad?

Wednesday, February 29th, 2012

Question by XemoXlaceyX: Does anyone have a Model Railroad?
Im just wondering if there is anyone out there thats between the ages of 18-30 that owns or is part of a club that runs HO Scale trains. I model the Norfolk Southern modern Day railroading and would like to have someone around my age to share this fascinating hobby with!

Best answer:

Answer by Mike M.
Hi there fellow model railroader… I’m at work on an N scale model railroad depicting the Southern Railway. Miniature trains are a delightful hobby, model railroading is indeed fun!

Know better? Leave your own answer in the comments!

Dinosaur in model train town

Wednesday, February 29th, 2012

Dinosaur in model train town

Image by monkeyjenn

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